Emmonak’s city manager has sent the disaster declaration to Gov. Bill Walker and the Alaska State Legislature, requesting $750,000.
The most contentious new rule requires caribou hunters to carry a harvest ticket with them while hunting. That’s according to Charlie Lean, chair of the Northern Norton Sound Advisory Committee.
The theme of this year’s festival in Bethel was “Nunalgutkellriit Piniutiit Cauyakun,” or “Community Strength Through Drumming.”
A man traveling by snowmachine from Elim to Koyuk went missing in blizzard conditions last Thursday.
The Arctic is set to see its first large cruise ship this summer, but Nome and many other communities along its route may not be ready for a major disaster at sea.
The three-day festival starts Friday at the Bethel Regional High School. Performers hail from Hooper Bay to Barrow and Toksook Bay to Chevak.
“You can tell a lot of people are very proud of their livelihood and where they live,” said Brian Adams.
A camp constructed by the U.S. Navy on a sea ice floe in the Arctic was evacuated last week, coinciding with a new record low sea ice extent.
Nome’s Pingo Bakery Seafood House utilizes locally caught king crab in many of its menu items. This can be a wonderful resource for the restaurant but, also, a challenge as changes in weather and fishing regulations affect the price and access of local crab.
The 2016 Port Tariff originally included a rate hike of 10%. After an outpouring of public comments, the City Council removed the rate hike from the tariff.